I was invited to an evening of porky indulgence at Pink Belly.
|Pink Belly @ Lorong Kurau, Bangsar|
Pink Belly is located at Lorong Kurau, Bangsar which is not too far away from Bangsar LRT station. As the statement suggested under their name, 'get porked', you will be expecting to have pork in majority of the dishes.
Somehow I arrived at the venue a little late (traffic and work excuses... HAHA!) and missed taking some of the food photographs but the first thing I tasted was the Grilled Pork Skewers (RM26). It's consisting of spicy pan-grilled honey glazed pork balls skewers with roasted root vegetables served on aromatic buttered basmati rice. I can only tell you that I love the pork balls so much although I couldn't snap a picture of it. So do imagine how it will look like based on the description which I've given.
|Roasted Pork Belly|
I did manage to snap a picture of the Roasted Pork Belly (RM34) but it was already cut into serving sizes so it's actually bigger than what you seen in the picture. It's a slab of pork belly roasted to crackling perfection served with roasted root vegetables and braised red cabbage. Choice of honey BBQ, jalapeno or original. I enjoy eating this roasted pork belly but I find that the skin might be a little hard for me. The braised red cabbage was pretty good. It's a good match of a sweet and savoury taste.
Next up is the caramalised Porky Risotto (RM25). It consist of stir-fried risotto with pork belly slices, wild mushrooms and garden vegetables (mushrooms & french beans). I prefer this pork belly slices compared to the roasted pork belly which I had earlier on and the risotto, they just taste like Chinese fried rice with soya sauce. It feels ordinary and I would like the more creamy and soft type of risotto compared to this stir-fried version. You can choose between caramelised or original flavor.
|Porky Penne Pasta|
For pasta lovers, there's a selection of pasta called the Porky Penne Pasta (RM25). Penne pasta cooked in smoked bacon, honey ham cubes and mushrooms with a selection of carbonara, pesto or spicy aglio olio. The portion for this seems sufficient for an average eater like me. We had the spicy aglio olio and it actually taste a bit blend but the bacon sort of saved the day. Maybe next time I'll try the carbonara instead.
|The last 2 main dishes of the evening.|
|The Pink Belly Salad|
A medley of romaine lettuce, red cabbages, tomato cubes, watermelon, lychee, honey ham cube and smoked bacon bits is the ingredients for this slightly healthier choice of dish in Pink Belly – The Pink Belly Salad (RM24). The idea of this dish is to mix the saltiness of the pork with the sweetness of the fruits but it seems that the lychee (out of the can, by the way) could be overpowering the entire salad. No complaints on the bacon bits and vege though. Other than this dish, there's also another healthy dish which is the Lyonnaise Frisce Salad and Garden Salad.
|BBQ Sticky Pork Ribs|
The main highlight of the evening would be this BBQ Sticky Pork Ribs (RM75) which is slow cooked to perfection and drenched with chef's special BBQ sauce. It is served with wedges and coleslaw on the side. The pork ribs are nicely cooked and the BBQ sauce was sweet but by all means, I liked it. I have tried other BBQ sauce, they turned out to be too sweet but this one could be one of the best I had. The meat was tender and the sides, were great! My only complaint was that this plate of rib is too big for our table, we have to move other dishes away and our plates couldn't fit anymore. They might need to look into making their tables wider for customers to fully enjoy this and other dishes. Anyway, double thumbs up for this BBQ Sticky Pork Ribs!
|Special Vanilla Ice-Cream|
We ended with a dessert, Special Vanilla Ice-Cream (RM15). Double scoop of vanilla ice-cream drizzled in maple syrup topped with smoked bacon slices. The ice-cream melts rather quickly so best to consume it before it melts and the smoked bacon slices balanced the sweetness of the ice-cream.
They do served wine, bottled beer, coffee, tea and The Tapping Tapir Sparkling Soda as well.
|I ordered a cup of mocha (RM13). My favorite!|
I got to know that their owner is actually a coffee enthusiast, I do believe they have some good coffee to offer other than the food itself.
A cup of affogato after dinner perhaps?
|Hibiscus and lime flavored The Tapping Tapir Soda (RM13)|
I tried the hibiscus and lime flavored The Tapping Tapir Soda and I do liked it. It was my first time trying this soda which is locally produced. Any other flavor can recommend to me for my next one?
Overall, it's a nice place to have a porky meal with friends and hangout sipping some coffee.
So that's all for my food review on Pink Belly. Have you tried them before or planning to try dining at Pink Belly anytime soon? Do let me know your comments in the comment section down below.
1, Lorong Kurau,
Taman Bukit Pantai,
59100 Kuala Lumpur,
Taman Bukit Pantai,
59100 Kuala Lumpur,
Tel: +60 122872570 / +60323891518
.: Peace Out :.